Art Palm Springs 2018: Booth 307

PRESS RELEASE

February 15-19, 2018 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.
BOOTH 307

Thursday, February 15 | 5-9pm
Opening Night Preview, benefitting the Palm Springs Art Museum
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Edward Cella Art & Architecture is proud to present works by Jennifer Bolande, Robert Minervini,
Richard Roth, and Chris Trueman, among others, at the seventh annual Art Palm Springs 2018. The fair will be held February 16-19, 2018 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California, coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week.  ECAA will be joined in Booth 307 by Michael Solway Gallery of Cincinatti, Ohio. The gallery presents artists whose works use the flora & fauna of the Southwest and the California landscape to investigate the transition from Modernist to contemporary sensibilities in art.

A portfolio of eight prints documents Jennifer Bolande’s Visible Distance, a series of billboards along the Coachella Valley’s Gene Autry Trail installed for Desert Biennial’s Desert X exhibition (February 25 – April 30, 2017).  As Desert Biennial describes, “Each photograph is unique to its position along this route and at a certain point, as one approaches each billboard, perfect alignment with the horizon will occur, thus reconnecting the space that the rectangle of the billboard has interrupted.. Within the desert empire of roadside signs, Bolande chooses to advertise the very thing so often overlooked.” Bolande has been exhibited at the Hirschorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles CA; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and at MoMA P.S.1 in New York. Her work is included in the collections of SFMoMA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, MOCA Los Angeles, LACMA, and the Hammer Museum, among others.

Robert Minervini’s paintings critically examine spatial environments while referencing art history, his own memories, and the collections and arrangements of objects, architecture, and space.  Imbuing traditional still-life painting with natural elements from the California landscape, Minervini creates psychologically balanced compositions that suggest a reach toward perfection while reminding us that there is nothing natural about nature. Minervini has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Marine Contemporary, Venice, CA; Sandpoint Gallery, Seattle, WA; and Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Brooklyn Historical Society and in many private and corporate collections.

Richard Roth’s recent works come after a ten year hiatus from painting, during which he pursued collecting and archiving various examples of “vernacular modernism,” such as street signs, ephemera, and other everyday objects. As Stephen Westfall described, “[Roth’s] reconsideration of abstract painting is visible through the lens of his collecting activities.. [His] pictorial compositions seem extrapolated from memories of the world, fragments of something seen.. They are geometric, nearly minimal, but always quiver with this sense of being sourced elsewhere.” The small, box-like format is sculptural in its projection from the wall, with all planes equally considered. His work has been exhibited at Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, NY; Galerie Rob de Vries, The Netherlands; the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, and Castelli Warehouse, NY, among others, and is included in such collections as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, and The NYU Art Collection.

Chris Trueman draws on the tenets of Op Art and Abstract Expressionism for his distinct style that references graffiti and digital art.  Trueman uses a host of unique optical and textural effects which reveal strategic and intuitive compositions of geometric planes and saturated color fields. Trueman has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Portland and internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and Brisbane, including a solo exhibition at Edward Cella Art & Architecture and The Lancaster Museum of Art and History.

ABOUT ART PALM SPRINGS
Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, Europe, North and South America representing hundreds of artists to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The fair is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. Art Palm Springs and Modernism Week turn the desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting close to 15,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the fair year after year.

ABOUT EDWARD CELLA ART & ARCHITECTURE
Edward Cella Art & Architecture is committed to supporting significant established, mid-career, and emerging artists, architects, and designers. Nurturing this hybridity, the gallery uniquely exhibits photography, painting, sculpture, architectural drawings, models, and design objects with an emphasis on the intersection of these disciplines. Edward Cella founded Edward Cella Art & Architecture in 2006, building on his background as an architectural historian with a decade of experience in art advisory and collection management and a passion for collecting architectural drawings and ephemera, as well as contemporary art and erotica. The gallery sustains a curatorial emphasis on discourses surrounding issues of cultural and conceptual significance, and has represented historical and under-recognized estates and collections.